Dartmoor Commoners Council
Dartmoor is an upland region of moorland in the county of Devon, in the southwest of England. It covers approximately 368 square miles, and rises to 621m (2037 ft) above sea level. Underlying the moor is Carboniferous granite, which is visible at the surface as tors - rocky outcrops at the summits of many of the hills.
The Moor was designated a National Park in 1951. Nearly 36000 hectares (88900 acres) of the Park is common land, some 37% of the Park's whole area and more than 75% of its moorland. Importantly, the commons form the heartland of Dartmoor and that vast open space which is the main reason for its National Park status.
Under the Dartmoor Commons Act (1985), the Commoners' Council is elected to represent the commoners, make regulations about most matters affecting the management of the commons and the welfare of stock on the commons, and to enforce the Dartmoor Commoners' Council Regulations.
Dartmoor Commoners' Council Elections 2018
The following members of the Commoners' Council have served their term & shall be eligible for re-appointment, unless they choose not to stand aga More ...
Loss of Livestock
Council is concerned over reports of livestock going missing. At the moment, we are unsure of the scale of this issue. Therefore, we ask that farmer More ...
TB Control Plans 2018
If your plan is still correct, a new TB Control Plan is not required & a letter confirming no changes will suffice. Each Association must submit a More ...
Lambing & Bird Watching Season
1st March - 31st July
Always keep your dog under close control in the vicinity of farm animals. Guidance Leaflet
Sick & Injured Animals on Dartmoor
Contact LIVESTOCK PROTECTION OFFICER Karla McKechnie on 07873 587561
Road Traffic Incidents Involving Animals on Dartmoor
In the event of an incident or road traffic accident involving anima More ...
- The Plant Cover
- Life & Traditions
- The Public Benefit
- Animals on the Moor
- Injured & Sick Animals
- Hefting or Learing
- Pony Drifts
- Clearance of Sheep
- The Future
- Functions & Duties
- Local Commoners' Associations
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